March 8 2016

‘Make It Happen’ International Women’s Day Event @ Eastern High School

Make it Happen - IWC 2016

Today we worked with young women from Eastern High School in Cardiff, facilitating creative and challenging workshops exploring a range of themes to mark International Women’s Day. Our young Drama Worker Megan performed the monologue “When I was 13”, which was followed by a  participatory workshop which looked at reducing risk-taking behaviour.

The girls created an amazing visual arts collage in response to the performance and then took part in a presentation and discussion with Amina and Fahma from Integrate Bristol, exploring issues of gender equality.

Integrate Bristol is a charity which aims to help with the integration of young people and children who have arrived in the UK from other countries and cultures, promoting gender equality, and campaigning against all forms of Violence and Abuse Against Women and Girls, (VAAWG), which includes working to eradicate the practice of FGM in the UK. Integrate aims to raise awareness and education around these issues through creative projects.

The girls in the group stayed back in the break to talk to Amina and Fahma, and the room was full of inspirational young and older women sharing stories, ideas, thoughts and hopes for the future.

This project was enabled by funding from Hub Cymru Africa, with support from The Arts Council of Wales, Barnardo’s Cymru, and The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

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